Was pre-installed and kept updated now to v3.10.10, but not sure what this latest update delivers as there are no version numbers in What's New: "• Alternative voice variations now available on every device. • Added support to amplify speech volume over other audio. • Extended support for emoji verbalisation in Chinese, Dutch, Danish, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. • Bug fixes. "On HTC One [m7] 4g Vodafone, Android 5.0.2, Sense 6.0, SmartLauncher 3.22.15(beta)
Needs update selecting text to have it read to you works, but it is nowhere near as good as Apple's swiping down with two fingers trick. I didn't even realize the black square was a stop button, so clearly this is some kind of beta feature.
Voice quality Voice sounds awful compared to other TTS programs like IVONA. Google sounds waaay too robotic and doesn't always read Street names during navigation. Even after this update I received today on 9/22. Still disappointing unfortunately.
Bad Update of 3.10.10 Choose male as English (UK) voices in Google TTS voice data, then text-to-speech in Google Translate, the output is male. BUT meanwhile "Female voice for English" is downloading automatically, if text-to-speech again in Google Translate, the output becomes female voice. Modifying voice gender does not effect Google Translate TTS any more. If uninstall the update, problem is solved.
Best feature ever made! I have trouble spelling at times and it's been difficult to know exactly what is right and what isn't. This is by far one the most convenience features on a cell phone that I've ever had in my entire life and for that it's very appreciative!
Can't identify the language anymore Till some time ago it could efficiently identify the correct language that was being spoken (between the languages registered in the settings), now it keeps trying to put the text in the primary language. It's a pity, it used to work well....
• Alternative voice variations now available on every device.
• Added support to amplify speech volume over other audio.
• Extended support for emoji verbalisation in Chinese, Dutch, Danish, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.
• Bug fixes and improvements.
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